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turnkey

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adjective turn·key \ˈtərn-ˌkē\

Definition of turnkey

  1. :  built, supplied, or installed complete and ready to operate a turnkey nuclear plant a turnkey computer system; also :  of or relating to a turnkey building or installation a turnkey contract turnkey vendors

1927

First Known Use of turnkey

1927


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turnkey

noun turn·key

Definition of turnkey

plural

turnkeys

  1. :  one who has charge of a prison's keys

1647

First Known Use of turnkey

1647


TURNKEY Defined for English Language Learners

turnkey

adjective

Definition of turnkey for English Language Learners

  • : complete and ready to be used


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